Africa: Ex-Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala, Elected WTO DG

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
28 October 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

The former minister polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea's trade minister opponent at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

Details later...

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